The flight route from London (LON) to Sydney (SYD) in Australia is extremely popular in the UK. At a distance of 10,600 miles, the flight time will always take at least 22 hours. Aircraft will almost always land at least once en route to refuel, the actual duration of the journey can therefore vary. This is one of the longest haul routes and airlines operating on this route include Quantas, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay and Emirates. There are various routes to choose from, with stopovers either in the Middle East, Asia or even to the west, in the United States. A direct flight from London to Sydney is operated by Qantas and British Airways, taking between 22 and 23 hours.
Prices of air tickets fluctuate according to the season and a low cost flight can be purchased for as little as £800 return. Longer flights with two stopovers are the cheapest, but could take as long as 40 hours. Last minute deals are usually not that much more expensive but will be harder to find.
The departure airports in London are Gatwick and Heathrow. There is only one destination airport in Sydney, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, which is the busiest airport in Australia. The airport is located about 10 miles south of central Sydney. Transport links to and from Sydney airport are provided by buses and trains. Those with late arrival times also have the option of staying at one of the Sydney airport hotels. As the international gateway to Australia, Sydney airport also has connections to many further airports in Australia.